spatial audio

Is Apple's Spatial Audio the Future of Music?

Spatial

Episode 1808

Joey from San Diego, CA

Joey is a huge music fan and he thinks that Apple's new lossless high res audio is awesome. Leo says that 99% of the audience won't really be able to tell the difference, frankly. But those who can are enjoying it. Spatial Audio is Apple's version of surround sound, and it's been around for decades, steadily getting better and better. But it's never really taken off. The spatial component, however, really opens up the sound quality, to be sure, but users need to have an Apple device that supports it, though Apple claims it'll work with any headphones.

Scott Wilkinson ... Digging into it

Scott Wilkinson

Episode 1804

Scott joins Leo to talk about the new spatial and lossless audio that Apple is offering now. Leo thinks it's essentially remastered in Dolby Atmos. Scott says that there's a variety of different models of spatial audio now, and it's essentially surrounding music. It can be done really badly, but recently, audio engineers have learned to really do it well, and Scott likes it. But Leo says it doesn't sound all that great on Apple's Airpods.